The election of councillors to East Northamptonshire Council and town or parish councils in the district are held every four year. The last election took place on 7 May 2015.
Register to vote
You must be on the electoral register to vote. You can register using the green button on the right.
Voting at a polling station
Voting by post
You can appoint someone to vote on your behalf at your usual polling station but you must be registered to vote and you must provide a reason for why someone else is placing your vote for you. You can only vote by proxy on an indefinite basis for the following reasons:
- physical incapacity
- overseas voter
- studying at university
- certain occupations such as armed forces
In the case of medical emergencies, a proxy or postal vote may be applied for up to 5pm on polling day. We will need medical evidence that you require an emergency proxy or postal vote.
The ballot papers
Guidance on how to vote will be on the ballot papers that you receive either in the post or at the polling station. Please read the instructions carefully as depending on which ward you are in you may be able to vote for more than one candidate.
Refreshing absent vote identifiers
The Electoral Registration Officer is required by law to conduct an annual review of every person who remains a postal ('absent') voter, and whose signature held on record is more than five years old. These people will receive a request for a fresh signature if they wish to retain their postal vote. If this is not received within six weeks of the date of the notice, their absent voting facility will be cancelled.
- How to vote (you are here)
- Absent vote signature refresh